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a potentially decisive moment in the race to challenge barack obama. mitt romney and rick santorum are locked in a tight battle for the key state of ohio. >> what a great night. there are three states under our belt, and counting. >> we have one in the west, midwest, and the south. we're ready to land across this country. -- win across this country. >> britain's ambassador to damascus says president bashar al-assad could be forced out by the end of the year. it is 11:00 in washington. >> it is 4:00 in london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. >> the biggest died so far in the contest to become the republican candidate to run against barack obama in the u.s. presidential election in november. boats are being cast in 10 states, the -- votes are being cast in 10 states, but the big prize is the state of ohio. exit polls suggest the front- runner in the race, mitt romney, has won three states. rick santorum has also won three. the contest is to be extremely close in ohio. no republican candidate has ever become president without winning there. mitt romney has won the
gingrich would have left a long time ago if he did not have a superpower. mitt romney would not have been in a strong opposition as he is today. there is no doubt about it. supertax have fundamentally altered the nature of the campaign. it has made it more negative, and it has made campaigning less transparent, so you do not know exactly where the attack ads are coming from. it is not good for the party or for the country in general. >> i think you are right. i think it is bad on both sides. i was upset with the president for embracing this nonsense. i think it is wrong across the board, but what do we do about? >> i think it is up to the united states congress and the president of the united states to pass some form of campaign finance reform that the supreme court not overturned. there has to be a way to draft a bill that would prevent a billionaire to be able to write $10 billion checks of the time to keep the campaign going but does not have the support of individual americans. i am not a huge fan of individual limits to campaigns. i think people should be able to give what they want
primary stay as the keanltsdz vie for the 54 delegates in illinois. it's reported that mitt romney has won over his rival rick santorum. the win would give romney's campaign much-needed momentum. romney has 56% of the vote compared to 27% for rick santorum so far. and we will hopefully bring you the victory speech as soon as we get confirmation of that from illinois by mitt romney. stay with us for that to a story that's dominated the headlines in the united states. >> that's right. in florida, the shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in orlando as reunion nighted debates about race and self-defense in the u.s. the department of justice has announced an investigation after rallies were held demanding the arrest of george zimmerman over the shooting. our north american editor reports. >> with mounting outrage in florida that an unarmed black teenager has been shot dead and the man who did it hasn't been arrested. for some, it's a clear case of racism by the police. >> the man packs a gun, chasing a black man, gets in an argument and shoots him to death. how can you
of every five republican presidential delegates at stake, mitt romney has a strong chance to break away from his challengers and wrap up the republican nomination. darren gersh explains what that could mean for the rest of the campaign. >> reporter: the votes are still being cast, but the presidential campaign felt more like a face- off today. mitt romney appeared by satellite to speak to a pro- israel lobbying group. touching on the issue that has unnerved the oil markets, romney called president obama's outreach to iran "naive." >> hope is not a foreign policy. the only thing respected by thugs and tyrants is our resolve. >> reporter: the president, appearing before a news conference, hit back against romney and other republicans for what he called their "casual attitude" to war. and he contrasted that with the decisions he's made to send men and women into battle. >> and the impacts that has on their lives, the impact it has on our national security, the impact it has on our economy. this is not a game. there is nothing casual about it. >> reporter: get used to this kind of back and
, but the momentum appears to be with mitt romney. if you look at delegates, even if he were to win all the votes up for grabs, it would still not give him the nomination. but it would make him look unstoppable. the question is whether or not either of his key rivals, newt gingrich or rick santorum, would see it that way. it is also a question not just about ohio, but whether mitt romney is capable of attracting a significant number of delegates across the nation. >> this is the wildest of primary races i think i have ever seen. what are the people in ohio telling you they are looking for in their candidate? >> the economy remains front and center as the key issue. they are looking for someone who can credibly deal with the economy to create jobs. ohio, like many other key swing states has suffered more than the rest of the country. although the trajectory would indicate that it is recovering at a faster pace. in terms of the arguments being made by mitt romney and rick santorum, mitt romney was trying to present himself as a man of the people, the man who could feel the pain of the workers that hav
need? you are leading mitt romney and rick santorum and newt gingrich by double digits in most of these states begin i am just trying to find out about a decision to be statesmanlike, and you talk about the legacy. putting some more tea and mccain-feingold, starting to get money out of our politics. why not? >> i think he still could do that in this campaign. he only made this announcement one month ago. they can pull back from the brink. everybody knows who he is. he is going to win because he is barack obama, not because of the money. you and i are agreeing so much is a problem. he should do that. it would be a wonderful thing, and then he would have momentum when he comes in next january, like you and i have talked about. to propose these things when you have gone the way, it does look hypocritical. i urge the president to reverse this. it has not gone too far. the american people are on to it. they know that citizens united is a fraud, and this president can start it sooner rather than later. tavis: stephen colbert. everybody understands what a joke this super pac stuff is.
was not far worse. bbc news, mexico city. >> u.s. presidential hopeful mitt romney has won an easy victory in illinois, the latest date to choose a republican candidate to stand against barack obama in november. it extends his lead over his rivals in the state-by-state battle. mr. romney's closest rival is social conservative rick santorum, trailing in second place. he spoke to supporters in illinois. he drew upon his experiences as a businessman and attacked president obama's economic policies. >> each step of the way, i learn a little more about what it is that makes our american system so powerful. you cannot learn that teaching constitutional law at the university of chicago. all right? [cheers and applause] you cannot even learn that as a community organizer. [laughter] the simple truth is that this president does not understand the genius of america's economy, or the secret of the american economic success story. >> mitt romney. a story that is dominating the headlines in the united states, what is this all about? >> well, it is in florida. it was the shooting of a black teenager by
this trip, he has snubs the republicans, particularly mitt romney. it is very short-term strategy of exploiting his relationship with president obama. if mitt romney wins, it's -- he will have to do some fancy footwork. to get back onside would someone who illogically -- ideologically, he would be in constant with. >> campaigners around the world will mark one year of violence and syria by calling on russia to back of the security council action to end the crisis. the coalition of 200 ngos are demanding the security council immediately unite. the american syria public affairs committee says a solution is not enough. >> all the crimes and off again -- and massacres and -- anybody who has in the shade of humanity left should have no problem issuing a resolution to condemn bashar al-assad. a resolution is not gone to do much. he will not be stopped by a resolution. he needs actions. >> what kind of actions do you mean? are you talking about something more in the lines of what we saw in libya? >> absolutely. why has the world waited more than a year to do something practical? in the c
is not meeting mitt romney or any others. >> thank you very much for that. steve kingston. staying with the race to the white house for the candidates there, as steve just mentioned, polls have closed in alabama and mississippi in the latest round of those primaries. the latest exit polls show that it's a tight race in both states. mitt romney is said to be doing better than expected in the southern states. rick santorum's campaign strategy is expected to be working. former speaker of the house representative newt gingrich, he is not expected to do as well. also taking place in hawaii as well as american samoa. we'll bring you the latest on those results, so stay with us for that. rebecca brooks, the former chief executive of news international, has been arrested for a second time by police investigating phone hacking. she's been released on bail along with her husband, who was also among the six detained on tuesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. june kenny has more details. for years, rebecca brooks was the most powerful woman in british newspapers. she wen
. cameron is not meeting mitt romney or any of the other contenders. >> the vote had been counted in the u.s. states of alabama and mississippi. in the latest round of u.s. republican primaries, it was a tight race. in the end, rick santorum's campaign strategy work. the former speaker of the house and represented his, newt gingrich, took second place in alabama and mississippi. it was a disappointing night for the front runner, mitt romney, who came in third. ron paul came in fourth with just 5% of the vote in alabama and for% in mississippi. -- 4% in mississippi. china's annual national people's congress is trying to close in beijing. the fate of the economy has dominated the meeting. this is the scene at life with the premiere -- the scene live there with the premiere. economists have caught -- have formed the fundamental reforms are vital if china wants to avoid serious economic problems. there he is closing this session and speaking, of course, to the members of the congress that had gathered there in beijing. martin, lowering the country's growth target is what the premier spoke abou
the republicans, particularly mitt romney who will certainly be the republican nominee and quite applauseably could be the next president. it's very short term of cameron's strategy of exploiting his relationship with president obama because if mitt romney wins, it's going -- he's going to have to do some fancy footwork, cameron is, to sort of get back on side with someone ideologically you would assume would be in concert with and his party and the republican party in the states has very long historical sides. >> from a p.r. perspective, it's been an incredible, really good visit. >> big success. i think politically for cameron, short-term gain. in terms of diplomacy with america, whether there will be medium to long-term pain. >> very good to talk to you to share those thoughts with you on what has been a successful visit so far. thank you very much. now campaigners around the world will on thursday mark one year of violence in syria by calling on russia to back united nations security council action to end the crisis. a coalition of 200 n.g.o.'s are demanding the u.n. security council imme
illinoisafs are pretty sour about the state fiscal situation. >> t: seemingly with argue for candidate romney tonight versus santorum, wouldn't it? >> it certainly would. i predict that romney will take about 2/3 to 3 / 4 of the 54 delegate at stake. santorum is only listed for 44 delegate total. so he can't, he's at a disadvantage going into the election. >> tom: of course we're talking about these federal politicians trying to tackle state issues. the man in the white house comes from the state of illinois. has president obama been able to help or hurt those state finances that you say are playing a role tonight in the g.o.p. contest? >> i think the president has been responsive where he can be, but the federal government can't really do much to resolve the state's problems. the state and many local governments are suffering because of the economy, which began to worsen before the president came into office. and we still struggle. so illinois has to dig its way out of its own hole, which was created by years of spending more than we were taking in, plus failure to pay our pension obligation
campaign is well under way. the issue of iran has high stakes. mitt romney has sounded more bullish about taking military action. >> our north america editor says that despite the sanctions, some countries are finding ways around them. >> it is a fairly significant tightening of the screw. it means that if a country or a company attempts to buy oil from the iranian central bank, which is where you buy iranian oil, they will get cut off completely from the u.s. banking system. at least in theory. but there is a problem with it, i think. the president only made this decision, which he only lasted -- which he only left for six months, by saying that there is enough that we can go ahead with this without causing oil to spike in price. and he also has to give exemptions to countries like japan, allies who are doing enough to cut back on the amount of oil being consumed by iran -- from iran. which has a lot about how much the world depends on it. although it is a tightening of sanctions, it shows how hard it is for them to bite. >> the spanish government is slashing spending to reduce deficits
. there was a neighborhood toured which had a month--long assault. the u.s. republican hopeful, mitt romney says that russia is the number one geopolitical foe of the united states. these words come after president obama was overheard telling russian's president medvedev that election politics are stopping the talks over disputes over missile defense. the china post-reports moves about private aviation in the country. the fcmp says the number of private jets being flown in the mainland nearly doubled in the last year and demand is still growing. that's a quick look at the headlines in the world. >> this is "newsday" on the bbc. >> the headlines for you this hour. washington has warned syrian's president that he'll be judged by his actions, not words. assad accepted a u.n.-sponsored peace plan. >> an independent report into last year's riots in england has blamed poor parenting, low economic achievement and materialism. earlier this month one of china's top leaders was sacked in what is the country's biggest political scandal in years. he had been seen as the candidate for a top position within the communist
the republicans and romney in the race at the moment who are activating the super pacs religiously. gingrich would have been gone were not for the super pacs. mr. obama has done a 180 and he is playing the super pac game. who do we expect in washington is going to fix this one the people that we did send there are playing this game on both sides of the aisle? who has the magic want to fix it? -- wand to fix it? you cannot rely on the executive branch. mr. obama did a 180. you cannot rely on the legislative branch. the judicial branch made corporations people. you ain't got the three branches of government. >> we have 320 million people and how many of those are voters? we had a big turnout in our election system. we take this system for granted. the american people have on occasion rallied objective things. you have seen a transition. bank of america threatens a fee on cards and we have legislation, telemarketers on saturday night come overnight, we can get rid of that. we still have a democracy. we can do this. i happen to advocate for this campaign. remember that $10 check off? we cannot give 10
that in these debates between obama and romney, obama and team bridge, whoever else they decide they want to put up, the nominees will be asked a question about this case or affirmative action. what position does this put the african american president in in? >> i think most americans are comfortable with the ibm of divert -- with the idea of diversity. this is not just a way for the university to select candidates based on their race but also the fact they have this additional process that enables people to get admitted in addition to the 10% plan. maybe how they admit their football players or their basketball players, the people who play polo. those who are interested in sports could understand why the university does not want to rely only on a 10% plan that admits the top 10% of their graduating class. they are looking for people who are going to add something to the atmosphere on campus. most americans would see that as being a reasonable approach. this is not a quota. we're talking about 1200 students in a university that has thousands of students. there is no evidence that this holistic revi
romney or president santorum? for any flaws we see in president obama, i think he is better than any alternative we can look at. tavis: join us tomorrow for our final conversation on women, children, and poverty in america. see you tomorrow. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a conversation about women, children, and poverty in america. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> making a difference every day. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more.
up on comments by u.s. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney that russia is the number one geopolitical foe of the united states. his words, after president obama was overheard telling president medvedev that -- cutting red tape, at the takeoff leads the south china morning post. the reports on news by the chinese government to bolster private aviation in the country. the number of private jets being flown in the mainland nearly doubled in the last year and demand is still growing. >> this is "newsday." >> washington has warned syria's present that lee be judged by his actions, not birds bashar al-assad accepted a u.n.-sponsored peace plan. >> one of china's top leaders was sacked in one of the country's biggest political scandals in years. he had been seen as a candidate for a top position within the communist party. the scandal took a new twist earlier this week. >> he is known -- is known for -- much is obscured from view. built on the banks of the river, it is a place where it is easy to lose your bearings. on the streets, normal daily life continues. in the corridors o
on national security and foreign policy to mitt romney. >> let me make this very clear, as president of the united states, i will devote myself to an american century and i will never, ever apologize for america. >> oh, yes, back in the late nineties, six years after the first gulf war and four years before 9/11, robert kagan and fellow neo-conservative bill kristol founded the project for the new american century and signed a letter to then-president bill clinton urging him to get rid of saddam hussein once and for all by any means necessary. in 2002, kagan and kristol wrote, "a devastating knockout blow against saddam hussein, followed by an american-sponsored effort to rebuild iraq and put it on a path toward democratic governance, would have a seismic impact on the arab world -- for the better." hindsight is 20/20, as the saying goes, and nine years later we look back and see with perfect clarity how well jimmy stewart's america delivered in iraq. talk about wishful thinking. so next time president obama's looking for a book to read, better he pick up a copy of "the short america
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